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Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 18th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Source: https://www.last.fm License: All Rights Reserved.

    Badmotorfinger is the third studio album by American rock band Soundgarden, released in October 1991. The cover illustration with the cyclone-like buzz saw blade with the spark-plug in the center is by Mark Dancey. Design: Walberg Design. Art Direction: Len Peltier.

    The band logo used on the covers of the album and the three singles — “Jesus Christ Pose” (1991), “Outshined” (Dec. 1991) and “Rusty Cage” (April 1992) — as well as on related merchandise is in a modified Eurostile Bold Condensed. The caps were not simply stretched, but selectively elongated, so that the stroke widths remain intact (except for the joins in ‘N’ which get way too dark). The resulting ultranarrow high-waisted letterforms are reminiscient of early-20th century grotesks like Aurora/Neue Aurora or Venus.

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    jesuschristpose003.jpg
    Source: http://12in.ch License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Jesus Christ Pose” is in Information breitfett

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    Source: http://www.cdandlp.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Outshined” is set in Helvetica Compressed.

    Soundgarden-Rusty-Cage.jpg
    Source: http://grungery.hu License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Eurostile
    • Helvetica Compressed
    • Information Extra Bold Wide

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    3 Comments on “Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden”

    1. May 18th, 2017  2:41 pm

      Nice tribute. Perhaps we need a tag for “selectively stretched” type.

    2. Nick Sherman says:
      May 18th, 2017  4:03 pm

      Perhaps the hyper-extended glyphs tag covers that?

    3. May 18th, 2017  5:12 pm

      Oh yeah!

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